The 2020 Alternative Expeditionary Learning Semester is full.

This fall Maine Maritime Museum is offering a special semester-long educational experience for sixth and seventh-graders. This interdisciplinary program will be limited to a pod of only 15 students to allow for physical distancing in our beautiful 9,000-square-foot Long Reach Hall with sweeping views of the Kennebec River, or outdoors in a tented space as long as weather permits. When the weather turns cold, there will continue to be ample outdoor breaks for fresh air. Students will have individual supplies, personal storage bins, and access to dedicated bathrooms reserved only for students.

The interdisciplinary curriculum will be developed in collaboration with a Maine state certified teacher and will follow state standards in math, science, ELA, and social studies. This special semester will foster pride of place with a focus on maritime history and culture, arts, and traditional shipyard skills as students cover the core subjects in a distinctly maritime setting.

Located on 20 acres with expansive, outdoor spaces, MMM offers ample opportunity to comply with physical distancing requirements while also providing the social and educational benefits of in-person teaching and experiential learning. The museum has decades of experience teaching students of all ages in engaging and memorable ways.

Semester runs September 8 to December 18, 2020
Open to 6th or 7th graders
Enrollment limited to 15 students
Tuition $5,000, may be paid in two installments
Scholarships may be available; details and application upon request.

Program is contingent on meeting minimum enrollment, and will be filled on a first-come basis through August 20. For more information, please complete the form below or contact

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